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Commonwealth Pier/World Trade Center - Boston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 21.023 W 071° 02.528
19T E 331803 N 4690699
Quick Description: Commonwealth Pier, where Boston's World Trade Center is located overlooking the Boston Harbor Channel, is a major commercial center with convention and hotel facilities, and is along the Boston Harborwalk Trail.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/3/2009 7:59:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM75AK
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 4

Long Description:
Commonwealth Pier is located in the South Boston section of Boston. It is in an area that was once part of the Charlestown Naval Shipyard (called the Naval Shipyard Annex). Today, the World Trade Center sits on top of Commonwealth Pier. It is a major center for hotels, events, and conventions (though larger events go to the Boston Convention Center not far away).

Parking is an issue in this area. There are several at ground level parking areas as well as a parking garage nearby. Better, you can take the dedicated electric-CNG bus, the Silver Line, to the pier.

The big World Trade Center building dominates the pier. However, you can walk on either side of the building to take in the sights of Boston Harbor, and this pier is part of Boston's Harborwalk trail. At the end, toward the water and Boston's Logan Airport, there is a sign that provides a historical sketch of the pier. At one time, it was used by the Army as a receiving area; by the state to register vehicles (1920s), part of the Navy Yard, a fish receiving and storage area, and a convention and exhibition center. Today, cruise ships still dock here.

I can't find any sources that say anything about fishing from the pier.

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Type of pier: Commercial

Expenses: Parking if you come by car, is availabe at pay lots and garages.

Parking is available: Yes

Web site: [Web Link]

Contact information:
See web site.


Handicap Accessible: Yes

Fishing Regulations: Not sure if fishing is allowed.

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